2019 Award Recipients

Franz Boas Award For Exemplary Service To Anthropology

Dr. Sally Engle Merry

During Sally Engle Merry’s distinguished career, she has advanced anthropological scholarship by expanding the discipline’s horizons into emerging fields. Through her service and scholarship, intellectual influence, and organizational leadership, Merry has been a driving force in the discipline of anthropology.

Merry has pioneered new directions in anthropology, studying how power functions, and advancing understandings of law, colonialism, human rights, and gender, all while expanding the practical possibilities of law for activists, social movements, and everyday disputants. Merry has investigated informal legality and the Alternative Dispute Resolution movement, the colonial imposition of law on Hawaii and the Pacific, the mobilization and translation of human rights, and the increasing adoption of metrics and indicators as a technology of global governance. She has published 15 books and over 50 articles—winning such honors as the James Willard Hurst Prize in Legal History and the J.I. Staley Prize. She has served on the executive committees of numerous sections, including the Society for Urban Anthropology and the Society for the Anthropology of North America, and as program chair of the 2003 Annual Meeting. She has been president of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, president of the American Ethnological Society, and president of the Law & Society Association. As a co-editor of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, and as a member of the Publishing Futures Committee, she has secured a sustainable future for anthropological publishing.

2019 AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology

Dr. Riché Daniel Barnes

Dr. Riché Daniel Barnes has had a profound impact on the discipline of anthropology through her inspiring pedagogy for undergraduate students. Dr. Barnes’ focus on family and kinship in her book and her research projects actively works to dislodge shallow and racist understandings of the Black American family unit, which have been purported for decades by social science research. This disruption of and contribution to the discipline aligns with her pedagogical philosophy. She has worked to ensure that undergraduate students of color understand the need for their contributions to the field — one in which we are well aware has a history in the complacency and production of “the degradation of cultures and the accompanying oppression of people,” as Dr. Barnes articulates in her article written for AAA Anthropology News (Barnes 2014).

She received her B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College, her M.S. in Urban Studies from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with a certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.

Anthropology in Media Award (AIME)

Sindre Bangstad

Sindre Bangstad has been a courageous and visible media presence for a decade both in Norway and internationally in the wider English-speaking world. His distinctive contribution is not so much to promote the discipline of anthropology but to exemplify what an anthropologist’s clear-sighted views of social and political processes can offer.

Whether as a columnist for Anthropology News or writing for newspapers, blogs and online forums, including The Guardian UK, the Boston Review, SSRC’s The Immanent Frame, Africa Is A Country, Open Democracy, and the World Policy Journal, Bangstad has weighed in on contentious debates about dangerous political developments. A leading anthropologist of the networks and ideologies of Islamophobia and white populism, he writes about what is at stake in European immigration policies, the treatment of Muslim immigrants, the instrumentalization of feminism, the contest between hate speech and free speech, and the workings of racism in right-wing populism, whether in Scandinavia, Europe, or the U.S.  Something of an anthropologist of media himself, he published Politics of Mediated Presence, a study of Muslim Norwegians who tried to engage with media. Alongside his media work, Bangstad has been an active advocate for anthropology. In 2009 he initiated a series in “public anthropology” at the House of Literature in Oslo, Norway, introducing non-specialist audiences to prominent international anthropologists.

David M. Schneider Award

Xinyan Peng

The David M. Schneider Award is given each year to a doctoral candidate in anthropology in recognition of innovative work in the fields of kinship, culture theory, and American culture.  This year’s recipient is Xinyan Peng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Shandong University for her essay, “Spreadsheet Couple and Project Child: Professionalizing Family Life among White-Collar Women in Urban China.”

Margaret Mead Award

The Margaret Mead Award is awarded jointly by the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association.

Claudio Sopranzetti

Claudio Sopranzetti is the author of Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok.  A marvelously readable book, Owners of the Map, draws its readers into a rapidly growing political movement made possible by motorcycle taxi drivers. By documenting the careful, expansive and contingent network of communication and mobilization characterizing Bangkok’s Red Shirts, Sopranzetti creatively explores the political possibilities of communication in his innovative work.

Taking its audience along for breathless rides through crowded streets, traffic jams, back alleys, and into the heart of a metropolitan standoff between the military and the people, Sopranzetti manages to ease readers into the contexts of Thai history and economy that they need to understand the stakes of the present political divide. Sopranzetti provides an elegant analytical framework that beautifully combines two themes, mobility and mobilization. In Sopranzetti’s exploration of these interconnected themes, the motorcycle taxis emerge in the book as one of the main infrastructures of Bangkok, at the same time materializing and evaporating, “locked in a complex game of invisibility and visibility.” Sopranzetti artfully cultivates the book’s vibrancy by focusing on the tension between the motorcycle taxi drivers’ entrepreneurship and the state’s efforts to regulate and control this very entrepreneurship. The book is ambitious political anthropology documenting the drivers’ growing dissent. The ethnography is grounded in capacious and patient fieldwork carried out both in the city and threaded through the rural and urban lives of the many drivers with whom Sopranzetti works.  Sopranzetti offers us an ethnography of a contingent labor force that provides both an original take on the challenges of sustaining everyday life, and the political power of collective action.

Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology

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This year’s winners of the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology are Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs of the University of California at Berkeley. Their joint work stands as a prime example of the kind of research and public engagement the Textor Prize recognizes and promotes—namely, work applying anthropological approaches to pressing world problems on terms allowing for improved policy choices and better futures. This is exemplified by their earlier work—including the book, Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling during a Medical Nightmare, which won the School for Advanced Research’s J. I. Staley Prize and the Latin American Studies Association’s Brice Wood Book Award—as well as their groundbreaking new book, Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice. Co-Winner of the 2017 New Millennium Book Award awarded by the Society for Medical Anthropology, that remarkable work is devastating yet redemptive, analytically provocative yet hopeful.

Their decades-long collaboration has focused on serious problems affecting the quality of life—and the possibility of life itself—for many people. Their work is thoroughly grounded in the ethnographic project, and the depth of the insights made possible through this tool stem not only from their unique linguistic skills but also from extensive observation, interviews, and archival research. They provide new strategies that scholars and practitioners can use to think critically about the co-optation of anthropological concepts and tropes by bureaucrats, politicians, clinicians, and journalists, who may invoke cultural differences in rationalizing injustice. For Briggs and Mantini-Briggs, theoretical and methodological innovations spring from—rather than being imposed upon—ethnographic engagements. Their books carefully trace how the concepts they introduce emerged from collaborations with people who inhabit the worlds they explore and experience the problems they document. Briggs and Mantini-Briggs have built careers based on the proposition that the deepest, most analytically sharp, and innovative scholarship holds the greatest potential to help people imagine new futures, which positions their work as a perfect embodiment of the ideals elevated by the Textor Prize.

Gender Equity Award

Jennifer Wies

Jennifer R. Wies is the recipient of the Gender Equity award because of her exemplary dedication to gender equity. She enacts this as she builds academic communities and through her scholarship. Her work challenges us to question the too easy division our discipline has set up between applied work and the conceptual work. For her, this division disables us from understanding the nature of sexual violence, the ways that gender intersects with poverty, race, and the weight of institutions. Jennifer Wies understands that scholarship flourishes when it is fostered in supportive communities.

Dr. Wies has played an integral role in the founding of the gender-based violence special interest group (GBV-TIG).  She has mentored colleagues through scholarship, but also through activist service at AAA and SfAA.  At AAA, she received the AAA Leadership Fellows and has worked as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology/Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology and today serves as Association of Feminist Anthropology’s President.  She is not only a prolific and broad-based scholar but also a highly collaborative one. She has authored more than twenty peer-reviewed journal articles, over a dozen book chapters, as well as many working papers and policy reports. In her long time partnership with Hillary Haldane, she is the series editor of Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence, co-editor of Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence and Anthropology (2015) and Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence (2011). Currently, she is Director of Assessment and Accreditation and Professor of Anthropology at Ball State University.

2019 Minority Dissertation Fellowship Recipient

Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones is the recipient of the 2019 Minority Dissertation Fellowship for her doctoral dissertation project, Placemaking and Performance: Spoken Word Poetry and the Reclaiming of “Chocolate City.” It is a linguistic anthropological study dedicated to the resistance and resilience of minority groups, particularly African Americans in Washington D.C., based on 16 months of fieldwork. Tiffany’s dissertation project contributes to the discipline and community she works within in that it will contribute to the theoretical knowledge with the multidisciplinary framework she employs and add significance to the community through her advocacy work and ethnographic film footage. There are also plans for a live ethnographic theatre series once her dissertation is complete. 

The project works to bend disciplinary boundaries and seeks to focus our attention on communities that have been ignored or poorly assessed in the literature. Moreover, the work challenges convention and draws attention to areas of need in the wider discipline of anthropology. The utilization of ethnopoetics is phenomenal as it speaks to the rigorous theorization of the work in addition to the strong methods that support the entire project. Tiffany is currently a PhD Candidate in the department of Anthropology the at University of South Carolina.

Palestine-Israel Fellowship Fund For Travel (PIFFT)

Ashjan Ajour

Ashjan Ajour is the recipient of the 2019 Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel, which provides funding for a Palestinian or Israeli anthropologist to attend the AAA Annual Meeting.

Ashjan’s ongoing research on the lived experience and subjectivity of Palestinian hunger strikers is original in its systematic exploration of the phenomenon of hunger strike resistance from the standpoint of the participants themselves. Ashjan’s work forces us to confront, with specific relation to the complexities of the Palestinian experience, the question of what it might mean to develop new practices of ethnographic observation.

A Palestinian who lives in Ramallah/the Occupied West Bank, Ashjan’s dream is to help train the next generation of Palestinian scholars who can draw on the methods of ethnographic research and participant observation to produce critical research geared towards social justice.

Ashjan received her PhD in sociology from the University of London in 2019 and has an MA in gender and development studies from Birzeit University in Palestine.

AAA President’s Awards

AAA President Alex Barker honored four incredible people with President’s Awards in 2019.

David M. Fetterman

David M. Fetterman is president and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He applies anthropological concepts and techniques to evaluation.

He works in a wide range of settings, ranging from townships in South Africa to Google in Silicon Valley. Clients and sponsors include the U.S. Department of Education, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Hewlett Packard Philanthropy, and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. David has also provided consultation services for the Ministry of Education in Japan, Ministry of Health in Brazil, Ministry of Health in Ethiopia, and Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Māori Development) in New Zealand.

He has 25 years of experience at Stanford University, serving as a School of Education faculty member, School of Medicine Director of Evaluation, and a senior member of the administration. Fetterman concurrently serves as a faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Dr. Fetterman, a past president of the American Evaluation Association, received both the Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice. He also received the American Educational Research Association Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award and the Mensa Award for Research Excellence, and was selected as the top anthropologist of the year 2019.

Thomas McIlwraith

Thomas McIlwraith is a cultural anthropologist at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He conducts research with Indigenous communities and individuals in British Columbia, Canada. Together with communities, he works to document territory, understand food and resource harvesting practices, and to help Elders and families prepare life histories. Thomas’ work also includes an effort to understand the attitudes and biases that underpin consulting anthropology projects such as land use and occupancy studies, particularly in the contexts of unceded territories and Indigenous rights. 

Laura Tubelle de González

Laura Tubelle de González is a Professor of Anthropology at San Diego Miramar College in Southern California. She has taught Cultural and Biological Anthropology courses for 20 years. She specializes in Cultural Anthropology, having conducted fieldwork in México and India. She is the founder of the LGBTQ+ Alliance on campus and has conducted research among transgender and non-binary community college students. Laura is co-author with Robert J. Muckle of Through the Lens of Anthropology, a four-fields textbook for students of anthropology from the University of Toronto Press (UTP) in its second edition and author of Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology (2019). She is a past president and current social media chair of the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) and their 2010 Teacher of the Year. Laura is also the recipient of the AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology in 2018 and shares the 2019 AAA President’s Award with Tad McIlwraith and Nina Brown for their work as editors of the peer-reviewed OER textbook Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology.

Nina E. Brown

Nina Brown teaches anthropology at the Community College of Baltimore County.

2019 Executive Director’s Awards

The American Anthropological Association is pleased to recognize Deborah Winslow for her enduring and innovative influence on the direction and scope of research in cultural anthropology, the ecology of infectious diseases, and her work at the nexus of food, energy, and water systems.

Deborah Winslow

Deborah Winslow is a cultural anthropologist who studies the emergence of social and economic systems over time and space. She was an SAR National Endowment for the Humanities Resident Scholar in 1984-85 and is Professor of Anthropology Emerita at the University of New Hampshire, where she taught from 1978 to 2008.  From 2005 to 2019, Deborah was Program Director for Cultural Anthropology at the National Science Foundation and also served as a program officer for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases Program (2006-2018), and the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems Special Competition (2016-2019).

She has held leadership positions in the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies, the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Anthropological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2019 Leadership Fellows

The AAA is excited to introduce the 2019 class of Leadership Fellows: Jenny Banh, Nazia Hussain, and Tracy Samperio. The AAA Leadership Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about leadership opportunities within the Association. Mentors provide fellows with an in-depth “behind the scenes” look at AAA’s governance system, offering a clear sense of the range of opportunities for leadership service to the Association, as well as advice on making room for AAA service along with research, teaching, and other services to the community and profession. Fellows shadow their mentors at the AAA Annual Meeting in meetings of the Executive Board, Association Committees, and Section Committees.

Jenny Banh

Jenny Banh

Assistant Professor
Anthropology and Asian American Studies,
California State University, Fresno

My interest in anthropology started when I was eight years old and an avid PBS, WWE, and Star Trek watcher. These shows advocated diversity and showed a lot of interesting perspectives. Since I grew up in the Midwest in a Chinese restaurant and went to Catholic school, I knew I was different from the norm. These shows gave a positive voice to differences and that is how I fell in love with anthropology.

Now I want to contribute to the AAA and my anthropology and Asian American studies students. I want to contribute more in terms of publishing as well as advocacy for first-generation college students, to be of use to the AAA organizing committees for national conferences, and to understand how I can contribute from where I am situated in California.

As a Leadership Fellow, I want to learn different strategies to help first-generation college students, especially anthropology majors. I would like to publicize to a broader audience all the ways that anthropology majors have found jobs.

Nazia Hussain

Nazia Hussain
Independent Research Consultant

I have a BA in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in medical anthropology from Southern Methodist University. Broadly, my research interests are in early childhood studies and policy; specifically, institutional power and individual agency through the frames of pediatric traumatic injury, child welfare systems, and (im)migrant health experiences.

I have been involved with several local community advisory boards and work-related groups where decision-making and leadership were part of my member role.  The opportunity to apply as a Fellow arose, and I felt it was a great next step to become involved with my own professional space and grow from there.

As a Fellow, I hope to bring my experiences as an applied/independent anthropologist to engage with current AAA leadership. Practicing without a doctorate, I have often felt external to the academy, and I hope to advocate for those who feel similarly disconnected from academia, their home institutions, or their professional networks.

I am a first-generation immigrant whose belonging has been questioned in many spaces. My wish is to advocate for new professionals, students, and individuals who may feel just the same.

Tracy L. Samperio

Tracy L. Samperio
Online Associate Faculty

As an adjunct without full-time employment at a university, I do not fall under a typical affiliation with one school. I am affiliated with Ashford University, Colorado Technical University, Southern New Hampshire University, and West Coast University.

One of my formative volunteer experiences was through the Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research. While animal research is a highly controversial and politicized issue, many inside this community feel strongly about the quality of life for research animals. For me, it was an opportunity to see from the inside, find the unexpected, learn, and, hopefully, meaningfully contribute. These types of experiences inspired me to apply for the Leadership Fellows Program, which offers a chance, through personal encounters and opportunities, to learn, to contribute, and eventually to lead others onto a similar path.

As a Fellow, I would like to draw attention to the issue of inaccessibility in academia. Anthropology is deeply important to many adjunct faculty members, and yet the ability to contribute is limited or simply out of reach, which has a direct impact on public understanding of the role anthropology has in people’s lives. We cannot adequately expand the experience and knowledge of our students, our communities, or the field in general if we cannot participate in field-specific research, collaboration, and growth.

I consider myself a non-traditional junior scholar. I received my doctorate at 44; achieving my educational goals has taken a few decades. I grew up in a fairly conservative Texas household. My father was a truck driver and my mother stayed at home until my sister and I started school. She worked as a “lunch lady” at our junior high school until she retired. I didn’t know what anthropology was until I started college. Thankfully, I happened across it and have never been able to shake loose from its intensely passionate grip!


Section Awards


Sharon Stephens book prize
Alexander Fattal

Elsie Clews Parsons Prize
Kyrstin Mallon Andrews


Rappaport Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper
Emma McDonnel

Junior Scholar Award
Chloe Ahmann

Julian Steward Book Award
Elizabeth Hoover

Next Generation Travel Award
Marissa Shaver


Patty Jo Watson Distinguished Lecture Award
Lynn Meskell

Gordon R. Willey Award for Outstanding Paper Published in American Anthropologist
Gabriella Soto


Nancy “Penny” Schwartz Undergraduate Essay Award
Jamie O’Leary, Winner
Hanna Sheikh, Honorable Mention

2019 Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Essay Award
Brittany Birberick, Winner
Kathryn Mara, Honorable Mention

AfAA Graduate Student Conference Grant
Kathryn Mara, Ampson Hagan, Hannah Borenstein

2019 Elliott P. Skinner Book Award
Michael Lambek

Skinner Book Award Finalists
Jennifer Diggins
Mariane C. Ferme


APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize
Ishani Dasgupta

APLA Book Prize
Susan Helen Ellison

APLA Book Prize Honorable Mention
Yael Berda


Distinguished Achievement Award
Ellen Lewin

Payne Prize
Clara Beccaro

Payne Prize Honorable Mention
Stephen Chao, Zhiqiu Benson Zhou

Benedict Prize for Individually-Authored Monograph
Amy Brainer, Winner

Benedict Honorable Mention
B Camminga, Honorable Mention


ASAP Graduate Student Paper Prize
K. Eliza Williamson


W.W. Howells Book Award
Richard Briciebas

BAS Distinguished Speaker
Agustín Fuentes


CMA Book Award
Chip Colwell

Michael M. Ames Award for Innovative Museum Anthropology
Aaron Glass

Student Travel Awards
Haley Bryant, Elizabeth Kozlowski


The Shirley Brice Heath CAE Junior Scholar Travel Award
Tashina Vavuris, Claudia Triana, Amelia Herbert, and Sophia Ángeles

Douglas E. Foley Award
Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon

Spindler Award
Dr. Catherine Emihovich


EAS Student Award
Adam Reynolds

EAS New Investigator Award
Katie Starkweather, Melanie Martin


Career Award in Feminist Anthropology
Rayna Rapp

Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize
Juno Parrenas

Sylvia Forman Prize
María Lis Baiocchi, Graduate Student Paper
Amelia Y. Goldberg, Undergraduate Student Paper

Dissertation Grant
Whitney Russell

Zora Neale Hurston Travel Award
Chelsey Carter, Frances Roberts Gregory, Leyla Savloff


Prize for Exemplary Crossfield Scholarship
Gabrielle Hecht

New Directions, Individual
Ilana Gershon, ChorSwan Ngin

New Directions, Group
Center for Imaginative Ethnography

Diana Forsythe Prize
Lilly Irani, Winner
Juno Salazar Parrenas, Honorable Mention

Hakken Prize
Alexandra S. Middleton


Book Award
Nathalie Peutz, Winner
Elif Babul, Honorable Mention

Student Paper Prize
Alize Arican, Winner
Elizabeth Derderian, Honorable Mention


Student Award
Aberdeen McEvers, 1st Place
Wyatt Bland, 1st Runner Up
Ryan Logan, 2nd Runner Up

Volunteer of the Year Award
Brandon Meyers


H. Russell Bernard Student Paper Prize
Nicola Henderson

SAS Book Prize
William Dressler, Victor De Munck


Gregory Bateson Prize
Radhika Govindrajan

Cultural Horizons Prize
Sarah Luna


Francis L.K. Hsu Book Prize
Sasha Su-Ling Welland

SEAA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize
Victoria Nguyen

SEAA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize
Kaitlin Banfill


M. Estellie Smith Dissertation Award
Ellen Kladky

Halperin Predissertation Award
Gabriela Montero Mejía, Dominic Piacentini

Schneider Student Paper Prize
Nishita Trisal, Graduate Winner
Henry Bundy,Graduate Honorable Mention
Jolon Timms, Undergraduate Winner
Benjamin Fanucci-Kiss,Undergraduate Honorable Mention


Victor Turner Prize In Ethnographic Writing
Elizabeth Ferry and Stephen Ferry, 1st Place
Didier Fassin,2nd Place
Leva Jusionyte, 3rd Place
Chandra D. Bhimull, Chip Colwell, Amira Mittermaier, Honorable Mentions

Ethnographic Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
Miriam Jerotich Kilimo, 1st Place
Sowparnika Balaswaminathan, 2nd Place
Laura S. Grillo, 3rd Place
Gemma Louise Williams, Steven Gonzalez, Taylor Hazan, Honorable Mentions

Casey Golomski


The Whiteford Graduate Student Award in Applied and Public Anthropology
Víctor Miguel Castillo de Macedo

Roseberry-Nash Graduate Student Paper Prize
Daniel Salas

Felipe Fernández Lozano, Honorable Mention

SLACA Book Prize
Kathleen M. Millar, Honorable Mention, Alexander L. Fattal


Weidman Award for Exemplary Service to the Society for Medical Anthropology
Alan Harwood

Eileen Basker Memorial Award
Rebecca G. Martinez

George Foster Practicing Medical Anthropology Award
Sandra D Lane

The New Millennium Bood Award
Omar Dewachi

Steven Polgar Professional Paper Prize
Mara Buchbinder

WHR Rivers Undergraduate Student Paper Prize
Natalie Nogueira

Dissertation Award
Julie Spray

Rudolf Virchow Award
Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, Graduate Student

Jennifer J Carroll, Professional

Dissertation Award
Julie Spray

Research on US Health and Healthcare Student Travel Award
Austin Wiley Duncan

Graduate Student Paper Prize of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group
Angela R. Aguilar

Medical Anthropology Student Association Mentorship Award
Lesley Sharp


Lifetime Achievement Award
Bradd Shore

Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology
Nicholas Long, Winner

Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Honorable Mention

Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology
Stefania Pandolfo


SAE/CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
Augusta Thomson

William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology
Anna Tuckett

Student Paper Prize
Jacquelyn Greiff


Thomas Marchione Award
“Keitlyn Alcantara, Vanderbilt University for her research using dietary isotopes to explore how food access shaped Tlaxcalteca (Aztec) capacities for imperial resistance.

Christine Wilson Award
Mindy M. Proski, Undergraduate

Christine Wilson, Graduate


Geertz Prize
Timothy R Landry, Winner

Justine Buck Quijada, Honorable Mention

Cristina Rocha, 3rd Place

Student Paper Prize
Seth Palmer, Winner

Thomas Fearon, Amin el-Yousfi, Suzanne van Geuns, Finalists


Diana Forsythe Prize
Lilly Irani

June Nash Travel Grant
Elisabetta Campagnola, Mauri Systo

SAW Book Prize
Minh T. N. Nguyen


Undergraduate Student Paper Prize
Amy Kurtizky

Graduate Student Paper Prize
William Cotter

City and Society Paper Award
Allison Formanack

Leeds Prize
Hiba Bou Akar